Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Mt. Tipton School Panther Garden



A dream became reality when the students at Mt. Tipton School completed their year-long project of an outdoor community garden boasting six raised bed gardens. With help and supervision from their teacher, the students built each garden with hundreds of hand-painted bricks and hauled the mulch to fill them. Then with advice from two master gardeners from the University of Arizona extension in Kingman, the students planted broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage from seed.






Here are pictures I took one month after completion of the beds.
raised bed garden


raised bed garden


Then a little more than a year after that, the school held an Earth Day Fair. That's when I took these pictures. There is a life-size chess-board with two- foot tall chess pieces. The centerpiece of the garden is a Panther fountain. This metal sculpture was designed, built and donated by local metal artist Shane Robinson.
life size chess board

panther garden

Metal Art Panther designed by Shane Robinson


This is where it all begins, in the classroom.
In the classroom





Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Earth Day at Mt. Tipton

earth day, recycled art

Friday, July 22, 2016

Upper Grades at Mt. Tipton School Petition

Residents of Dolan Springs, White Hills, Chloride, Golden Valley and Meadview, please sign the petition to bring back junior and senior high students to Mt. Tipton School. You can sign the petition at:

  Kids Against Dumb Stuff

16757 Pierce Ferry Road, Dolan Springs

Next to the pink church

OR

Mt. Tipton School

16500 Pierce Ferry Road, Dolan Springs

 

 

Sunday, July 17, 2016

American Bandstand - Dolan Springs Other Claim to Fame

Okay this dates back to the 1950's so some of you might not get it but I 'll give you a little background. American Bandstand was a popular TV show hosted by the legendary master of ceremonies, Dick Clark. Broadcast from a studio in Philadelphia, PA it featured local teenagers dancing to music of the day, and each day a live performance by one of the current musical heartthrobs.
There were a few couples who were on the show everyday, for instance Bob and Justine. I was about 9 or 10 years old watching teenage Justine dancing and I thought she was so pretty and wore the keenest clothes. Her dance partner Bob was absolutely dreamy!
Fast forward to 2016 in Dolan Springs, AZ. This is where Justine lives and works as a real estate agent.

 Bob and Justine

Photo captured from YouTube video below

 Justine today

  



Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Library and Book Nook

Situated snugly between the Chamber of Commerce and Fire Department, the Dolan Springs Library is everything you would expect from a library.  Books of all kinds, DVD's, a section for children and internet access.  Occasionally, arts and crafts projects are available for both adults and children (registration is necessary).  Activities are posted on the sign out front or you can check with the Mohave County Library District website for the Dolan Springs Library calendar of events.
You can purchase used books at The Book Nook next to the library. 

Friday, March 25, 2016

Mars Attacks!


Have you seen the movie Mars Attacks!?  It's just another one of Tim Burton's crazy masterpieces.  Martians land on earth, request a meeting with the President of the United States, and the insanity continues.  Some of the players are Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, Sarah Jessica Parker, Tom Jones, Rod Steiger and so many more.
What does this have to do with Dolan Springs?  I'll tell you.
In the movie you will see (briefly) a pink church.  That pink church is right here in Dolan Springs on Pierce Ferry Road.  Yes, we're almost famous!

If you want to watch the movie, you can get it through Amazon in an assortment of formats.

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